Gary Kubiak, John Fox have more in common than just coaching Broncos

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Gary Kubiak and John Fox have something in common besides having served as Denver Broncos head coaches.

Both experienced major health scares while on the job.

In Kubiak's case, it was a mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack) suffered during a November 2013 game while he was with the Houston Texans. Kubiak dropped to his knees and was carted off the field at Reliant Stadium into an ambulance.

Kubiak, who returned to the sideline later that season before being fired a month after the episode, vowed he would take better care of himself. He has followed through on that promise since being hired last January as Denver's head coach.

"I was trying to do too much and ran myself into the ground a little bit," Kubiak said Tuesday during the Super Bowl media availability period at the Broncos team hotel.

Fox also has made positive lifestyle changes, dropping significant weight since undergoing heart surgery during the 2013 season following his collapse on a golf course.

Kubiak, 54, said the biggest lesson he learned was how to delegate better.

"I've gone on in a different way and am not trying to take on everything by myself anymore," he said.